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Ultra Music Festival Survival Apps

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Miami, Ultra Music Festival is upon us and there is no escaping the annual musical festivity. For some, the time has come to grab their dancing shoes and go on a 72-hour dance-infused trip like no other. For others, it’s a nightmare to avoid at all cost. If you’re an Ultra fan, you know that… Read more »




Two Washington University Entrepreneurs are Taking Sparo Labs to A UN Summit

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What do you get when you add together two hard-working students, one of the best universities in the country, and an incredibly efficient entrepreneurial education platform at said university? The short answer is: Sparo Labs. Founded by Washington University students Andrew Brimer and Abigail Cohen, Sparo Labs focuses their efforts on the healthcare world, specifically… Read more »


How Carbon Cash is Decreasing Energy Consumption On College Campuses [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! If you’re a current college student (or remember having gone to college), then you know that electricity is constantly being used in every corner of the university (from… Read more »




NYC Gets a 24-Hour Cupcake ATM. Where Is Ours?

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As if New York City didn’t already have enough going on to laud about, people in the city can now have their fill of cupcakes at any hour of the day, thanks to a 24-hour cupcake ATM. Ugh, you lucky gluttons. The 24-hour cupcake ATM – which works precisely in the way you would expect… Read more »


“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

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If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught up with Lean Startup proponent Peter Shanley, principle of Neo, a… Read more »



Social Media Influence Tool Klout Acquired for $200 Million

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Fortune/CNN has just reported that the social media influence scoring platform, Klout, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a company that provides social customer solutions for enterprises. According to the report, the deal is valued at nearly $2oo million in mixed cash and Lithium equity. Last month, news of the impending acquisition was delivered by… Read more »


Startups, Mind Your IP or Face the Dreaded Cease and Desist: Legal Tips from Daliah Saper [Video]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Nine out of ten times, it’s just not worth pursuing legal action to help battle nasty comments online. But for that other ten percent of the time, make sure… Read more »


Rumr: There’s Nothing More Fun Than A Totally Anonymous Conversation With Friends

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Yesterday James Jarlecki, the CEO and founder of rumr, announced the culmination of his team’s work to release a completely anonymous messaging platform for friends. Launched for both iOS and Android, rumr focuses on highlighting the positivity that an anonymous nature can have while attempting to avoid the stigma associated with it. “Much of the… Read more »


Music Sounds Better With Tech

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If you live in Miami, music is all around you. Not only is this city home to world-renowned electronic music festivals, including this week’s much anticipated Winter Music Conference (WMC) but it’s also a home for recording artists, and a hub for major record labels like BMG and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. On the cusp… Read more »